Visitation restrictions being implemented at Tri-State hospitals due to flu cases

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – In response to increased influenza cases in the Tri-State area and nationwide, members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition are implementing unified visitation restrictions starting Tuesday, December 31.

Here’s a look at the restrictions:

  • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.
  • No visitors under the age of 15.
  • No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as defined by the patient, and in some cases, healthy family members of newborns.
  • Please refer to your respective facility’s visitation guidelines.

There are exceptions to the restrictions in cases involving critically ill patients and end-of-life situations.

Here’s a list of participating hospitals in the coalition:

  • Daviess Community Hospital
  • Deaconess Health System
  • Evansville Surgery Center
  • Gibson General Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation
  • Memorial Hospital & Health Center, Jasper, IN
  • Methodist Health, Henderson, KY
  • Methodist Health, Morganfield, KY
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • St. Vincent Evansville
  • St. Vincent Warrick
  • St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital
  • The Women’s Hospital

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(This story was originally published on December 30, 2019)

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